2020 was a crazy year. From the modern-day global civil rights movement to the worldwide pandemic that disrupted everyone’s life.
In between the madness, some dope viral moments happened! Take a look:
Beefs/Long Feuds squashed
Can we see more of this in 2021? Verzuz battles created opportunities for us to see some of our favorites who have a long history of “beef” put their differences to the side. The Brandy/Monica plus the Gucci Mane and Jeezy Verzuz was a dope look for the culture and both battles made history, bringing in millions of viewers! Brandy and Monica had 1.8 million views, but the guys had 9.1 million.
Other legendary hip hop beefs were also put to rest like French Montana/Jim Jones and 50 Cent/Rick Ross. Even seemingly 50 Cent and The Game, who both feel they should battle each other in Verzuz. These bold moves will have a positive impact on the culture as we’ve lost too many of our hip hop treasures to unnecessary gun violence.
When J Cole surprise dropped “Snow On The Bluff” and No Name responded with “Song 33.”
“WAP” by Cardi B. ft. Megan Thee Stallion.
Tik Tok challenges
Kanye West running for President.
An obvious viral moment was Kamala Harris becoming our first black female and the first Asian American woman to be a major-party vice president-elect. But rewind a few weeks back to the VP debate where a fly landed on Mike Pence’s head and sat there for a good two minutes.
Black Lives Matter
WE STAN with Keiajah Brooks, who spoke words of POWER and said everything that needed to be said.
Beyoncé dedicated an entire album to celebrate black art/talent, Black Is King. It debuted on Disney and the story focused on traced a young man’s journey to self-discovery, with a focus on Black history and African traditions. This was beautiful to see after witnessing the modern-day lynching of George Floyd, and all of the black lives that were murdered for no reason.
Hip hop’s overall response to the unjust murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery, and more.
Unexpected Twists of 2020
What was YOUR favorite viral moment of 2020?
Watch more of our Hot 97 DJ’s and personalities take a look back at this wild year.